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. >> reporter: we also had a lively discussion with dr. west about barack obama, racism and martin luther king. our interview appears on talk al jazeera. i hope everybody will tune in. >> david. thank you. a church in new orleans is remainderemembering it's rule ie civil rights movement this weekend. robert bray has more from new orleans. >> reporter: there are tens of thousands of people celebrating the march on washington. the 50th anniversary this weekend and into the week. people here in new orleans are looking at another part of that. this church on this exact place in 1957, 28-year-old martin luther king became the president of the southern leadership conference. they designed this group so that they could fight bus segregation. clearly it has become a national movement and now historic movement. >> what i remember about him is his melodious voice, if you will. it was the kind of voice that when you heard him talking you listened. his concern as far as i interpreted it was that there was an inequality for us in the various areas of our lives, and it was time for us as negroes at that tim
on president obama wednesday. exactly 50 years after martin luther king, jr. junior gave his speech. in 1963 president kennedy chose not to address the crowd on that august day but now five decades later we will watch as president obama, nation's first black president reflects on the legacy of dr. king and what the march has meant for the progress of our nation. with me now, two men who eloquently lent their voices to yesterday's celebration. president of the naacp. and lee saunders head of the acme labor union. thank you for joining me. >> thank you. >> one of the things we are already hearing, it is always the expectations and expectations for the president are pretty high going into wednesday. how will he meet those expectations? or can he? >> there is really no way to. i think that he should get a boy scout badge or something for even being willing to step out there. it would have been easier and many would suggest just doing it from the oval office. just avoid that place on that day. now that he is doing it, it is clear this is more after reflection, a recreation, and that's much of wha
second. hard 10 second. >> disstichkss matter. president obama is an elected official. martin luther king, jr. was never elected by anybody. and so the comparisons are in awith a cancerous. what works, what is important is the plan that martin luther king, jr. envisioned through the "i have a dream" speech. so the question is, what is the president's plan for the inequality that martin luther king, jr. and entire movement spoke of? >> esther armor, thank you. >> bob franken, and for reason magazine, thanks for you for watching this sunday afternoon. i'll be back at 2:00 eastern. first, disrupt with karen finney. have a great sunday evening. alin i'd be sitting there with my friends who had their verizon phones and i'd be sitting there like "mine's still loading!" i couldn't get email. i couldn't stream movies. i couldn't upload any of our music. that's when i decided to switch. now that i'm on verizon, everything moves fast. with verizon, i have that reliability. i'm completely happy with verizon. verizon's 4g lte is the most reliable and in more places than any other 4g network. period.
to the day since martin luther king jr. declared he had a dream, president obama will stand in king's footsteps at the lincoln memorial and deliver his own speech. tens of thousands gathered saturday in washington to commemorate the anniversary. the speeches from civil rights leaders and politicians were celebratory but they also issued a call for the fight to continue. >> it is our moral obligation to pay it forward. >> we must stand up and fight the good fight as we march today. >> the task is not done. the journey is not complete. >> it's time to march for a new america! >> joining me now is james peterson, director of africana studies and presidential historian, dennis berkelrinkley. thank you for being here. >> thanks, mara. >> before we get to president obama's speech, let's talk about yesterday. what was your reaction to that event. >> it was an incredible event, exciting to be there, exciting for our network to be there, to be honest with you. to be able to engage our fans and to engage the american people directly i think was very, very powerful. i was excited to have my fa
agents. >> a humanitarian group's. president obama has a range of potential options on how to respond. >>> a fast-moving wildfire threat ends yosemite national park. >>> 50 years after martin luther king, jr.'s i ha"i have a dream speech. >> thanks for being with us. new evidence that chemical weapons are being used in syria has prompted a flurry of global diplomatic activity. secretary of state john kerry has spoken with his syrian counterpart and other foreign ministers in the region about what appears to be a major chemical attack in syria. three hospitals in damascus supported by the international humanitarian group, doctors without borders, say victims began showing up on wednesday said to be exhibiting neuro toxic symptoms. medical staff say they treated 3600 patients of those patients, medics say at least 355 people died, including at least one doctor. >>> the u.n.'s tom disarmament chief, angela cain is in syria. she is asking for access to the site of wednesday's alleged attack. the state department says secretary of state john kerry received assurance from frio county syrian
be forgotten. >> reporter: now the actual anniversary is on wednesday. on that day, president obama will deliver a speech from the steps of the lincoln memorial, the same exact spot that dr. martin luther king delivered his "i have a dream" speech 50 years ago. lester? >> nbc's kristen welker in washington, thanks. >>> nbc wants to hear from you share your dream with your fellow americans. simply record a short video saying "i have a dream that," and fill in the blank. post it on twitter and facebook using #dreamday, and let your voice be heard. and this program note tomorrow, "meet the press" will rebroadcast an hour-long interview with dr. king recorded august 25th, 1963, three days before the "i have a dream" speech. a second hour with host david gregory will address where that dream is today. >>> when "nbc nightly news" continues for this saturday, the can do spirit of gary, indiana's mayor on a mission. a city on the ropes now poised for a rebound. >>> and you might be surprised what's waiting for you at your local library these days. >>> today, gary, indiana, is a far cry from
. >> one change from the 19secretary 3 route is a stop by the new martin luther king, junior memorial. it is a must see. the mainy vent vent -- main event is still to come. president obama will be speaking from the steps of the lincoln memorial. abc news, washington. >>> san francisco celebrated the march on washington today. speakers said things haven't changed in 50 years because today's struggle is all about justice. >> it really is about economic justice. it is about housing justice. it is about racial justice. it is about health care justice. it really is about justice. how can we be of service to justice today? >> members of the lgbt community who put together the rally paid homage to the organizer of the 1963 march. well, if the wildfire doesn't discourage you, you can get into yosemite for free tomorrow. all 401 national parks will offer free admission tomorrow in honor of the 97th anniversary. the park service was created on august 25th, 1916. and for a check on our weather let's get to leigh glaser on live doppler 7hd. >> live doppler 7hd is getting a little active. we have
by the new martin luther king, junior memorial. it is a must see. the mainy vent vent -- main event is still to come. president obama will be speaking from the steps of the lincoln memorial. abc news, washington. >>> san francisco celebrated the march on washington today. speakers said things haven't changed in 50 years because today's struggle is all about justice. >> it really is about economic justice. it is about housing justice. it is about racial justice. it is about health care justice. it really is about justice. how can we be of service to justice today? >> members of the lgbt community who put together the rally paid homage to the organizer of the 1963 march. well, if the wildfire doesn't discourage you, you can get into yosemite for free tomorrow. all 401 national parks will offer free admission tomorrow in honor of the 97th anniversary. the park service was created on august 25th, 1916. and for a check on our weather let's get to leigh glaser on live doppler 7hd. >> live doppler 7hd is getting a little active. we have a weak cold front sitting off the coast and you can see it thr
luther king stood with his speech. the symbolism is powerful, ultimate realization of king's dream. but in the run-up to the anniversary this past week there was fresh evidence that president obama, now in his second elected term in office, still meets resistance and resentment rooted in his race. speaking at a gop fund-raiser on august 12th, paula page reportedly said president obama, quote, hates white people. cited by the portland press herald. lepage has denied making the remark. there's plenty of irony here if lepage did make the comment, though. although after he's the governor of the nation's whitest state. maine, where 97% of the population is white. that state has now given barack obama 60% of its votes in the last two national elections. this at least partly refutes, but the way white americans perceives america's first black president has been complicated. an alarms share of the opposition to president obama has been rooted in explicit appeals to racial resentment. >> this president, i think, has exposed himself as a guy over and over and over again who has a deep-seeded
lewis and countless others who wrote, spoke out stood up, marched, fled,. it was what martin luther king called creative suffering. resident obama testifies to the progress we have made, which would have not been possible if it were not for the millions sacrificed and races -- sacrificed and raises. we shall not rest nor shall we be satisfied by the things now stand. too many people are still in islands of poverty and any quality. too many have no voice in our democracy because they are told they have no valid id with which to vote or they have to choose between going to work or the polls today. we will not rest, that is our pledge today. it was our pledge in 1963. god bless you. [applause] >> next up, the first female speaker of the united states house of representatives. minority leader and i would like to call her madam president, nancy pelosi. >> i guess it is still morning. good morning, everyone. as a member of the leadership of the congress of the united states, it is my official privilege to welcome so many of you to washington dc knew the steps of the lincoln lore -- washington
anniversary is coming up on wednesday. president obama will mark it with a speech on the steps of the lincoln memorial, the very spot where martin luther king changed history. abc's byron pitts takes us back. >> reporter: it started with a press conference that barely made news, but boldly made history. >> we are calling for a non-violent, peaceful march on washington. >> reporter: the year, 1963, jim crow was alive, the sting of segregation could kill. when a 34-year-old negro preacher had the audacity to dream aloud. >> we are determined to be free in '63. >> reporter: determined perhaps, but not fully optimistic. organizers hoped for 100,000. a quarter million showed up. >> dr. martin luther king. >> reporter: and on august 28th, 1936, not a soul had a clue how it might turn out. >> there was a fence that crossed this area. >> reporter: edith was 12. she traveled by bus nine hours with her mother to be on the mall. a photographer capturing her in one of the most famous photos from the march. what did you think of him? >> i held on to every word just like everyone else. >> reporter: it was
to then just as was done for the millions who passed through ellis island yesterday. host: martin luther king the third yesterday at the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. president obama will speak on the actual anniversary date on wednesday. look for coverage on c-span on that day. back to the question. does new technology create better jobs? piece in the "new york times" prompting this. middleweight adjustment not -- to take one prominent example, paraprofessional jobs, radiology technician, -- here is pennsylvania on our republican line. caller: i think that a couple of callers back there made some good points. i know a number of different types of people. one of my friends has a dad that has a mechanical job in the middle class. it is really hard. we are best friends. understanding of technology in different programs and computers. computer sciences general that can help us. we understand how easy it is to start a business these days with but both our, parents do not understand that. for some people who are in the 40 or 50 year old range they have their own businesses and they
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